BrightBytes™: h2210, eBooks, and More

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Hardcase for iPAQ h2210 Coming Soon

An aluminium hardcase for the iPAQ h2210 will soon be available. It is lined with neoprene as a shock absorber and includes two slots for SD cards. It is expected to be available in the next couple of weeks.

InnoPocket is now taking pre-orders for this at $32.90. Proporta is also taking pre-orders. It is asking $39.95 but will immediately ship a neoprene soft cover to use until the hardcase is available.

Microsoft Posts More Free eBooks

This summer, Microsoft Corp. is going to make 60 best-selling eBooks available for free download by users of Microsoft Reader. The 20-week promotion will feature three new titles each week. This week’s selections are Amsterdam by Ian McEwan, The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner, and The Disowned Self by Nathaniel Branden. These can be found on the Microsoft Reader Web site.

Mobile Office 2003 Now Available

Mobile Systems Inc. is now offering two versions of Mobile Office 2003. The Standard version includes a word processor, database program, and painting tool. The Professional version adds a personal finance assistant.

Mobile Office 2003 Standard is $49.95, while Mobile Office 2003 Professional is $59.95. The company offers free lifetime upgrades. To learn more, visit the Mobile Systems web site.

Stretch Your Crossword Skills with Pocket XWord

Pocket XWord is a crossword puzzle game for the Pocket PC. It includes several puzzles and more can be downloaded from the Internet. It can open any puzzle in the Across Lite format, which includes puzzles from many popular publishers such as USA Today, The New York Times, L.A. Times and The Washington Post.

Pocket XWord costs $12. More information is available at the Micaceler web site.

Memo Plus 4 Released By Hands High Software

Memo Plus 4 has just been released by Hands High Software. This version features encryption, drawings, templates, and alarms, providing several enhancements over the basic Palm OS Memo Pad application. Memo Plus 4 also features the QuickLauncher, which provides a way to launch several different applications from the hardware memo button.

High resolution support is included, as ewll as support for Palm OS 5 devices and custom color schemes. Memo Plus 4 sells for $19.95, and current users are able to upgrade for a reduced price of $9.95. For more information or a 30 day trial, please visit the Hands High web site.

IA Caller ID Now Available for Pocket PC Phone Edition

IA Style has released IA Caller ID for the Pocket PC Phone Edition. The application allows users to assign pictures (JPG, BMP, or GIF) to individual and group entries in the phone’s contacts that will pop up when that person calls. The pictures are also viewable when scrolling through name and telephone information. Additional features include animated templates, the ability to assign contacts to groups and filter by keywords, and direct phone dial. The user can tap on email address to start a new message to that contact, or tap on a URL to a web page.

IA Caller ID costs $14.95. For more information, a 15-day trial version, or online purchase, please visit the IA Style web site.

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